JnK began with a pure passion for photography and cameras.
Leather workshop JnK begins with the story of an ordinary young man who just liked photography. In college, when the weather was good, the young man enjoyed walking on the road with a camera rather than class, and on rainy days, a young man who used to sit in the school library and search through photo books instead of major books, won awards in various contests and became a university student at JoongAng Ilbo. I was seriously immersed in photography enough to develop my dream of photography as a job.
This hobby of photography naturally spreads with love for cameras, and when I was fascinated by the charm of classic film cameras, I felt very regretful that I couldn't find a case that fits the camera I was affectionately anywhere. The simple thought of'Can't I make it myself?' that came to mind at that time became the starting point for JnK.
At JnK, it's made by adventurous people.
I remember going on a backpacking trip to Europe in the summer of my fourth year in college before graduation, wandering about the future, and later than my friends. And in Florence, Italy, where I stopped by without any purpose, I had a fateful moment looking down at the floating clouds reflected in the river, just like my dreamy dream that I couldn't catch up with. On a pleasant morning, where my heart is excited, I have a vague admiration as I walk through the streets of workshops that create their own small brands in their own stylish spaces. The memory that could be just a passing city's scenery remains clear, and in the end, after graduating from the College of Education, the young man who walked on the path of a teacher like his friends rejected many currents around him and chose a'place where the heart beats' from the crossroads of important choices. I did.
All the members of JnK who are together now have their own stories. JnK's team members, selected without any restrictions on their career and academic background, have nothing in common: friends who majored in politics, friends who majored in beauty, Japanese, Korean, costumes, engineering college, and marathoners. Their only thing in common is whether they can play with us right here.
Just hand-made leather goods?
What we create is a quality product designed by enthusiasts who know how to use it.
It started with'drunkenness to something'. Because I knew what I needed as a photographer and what was cool-the handmade camera case made by hitting my body without anyone's teaching was passed down and passed down only by word of mouth about the quality without any marketing. I was chosen by celebrities. When working in a private workshop, it is loved enough to extend the work period up to 6 months and establishes a position in the domestic market.
And JnK's works, which first entered the overseas market through personal order via e-mail, are eventually recognized for their quality, functionality, and design, so they first receive proposals from Leica stores and camera shops abroad, sign a dealership, and increase them. And by gathering these relationships, we will formally continue to work on camera brands such as Leica, Fujifilm, Olympus and etc.
A leather workshop specializing in Korean production. JnK-handworks.
The leather workshop JnK, which started as a private workshop and initially set up an independent work space in a small garage in Seongbuk-dong, has become a proud Korean leather workshop with the best technology to make world-class Leica cases in name and reality so that it is more famous overseas. . We believe in the infinite possibilities of Made in Korea, and we are continuing to continue step by step that we can take today.